I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and I am also licensed by the State of Michigan. As an SLP, I have worked mainly with children age three to fourteen within the public schools, helping to support social and academic success within the classroom and educational environment. My students have taught me much about every type of speech and language disorder. Areas of particular interest to me are: Phonology, Central Auditory Processing, and Language Processing. I also taught Kindergarten for a couple years and thoroughly enjoyed the age and enthusiasm for learning. During that time I developed a stronger interest in and a greater understanding of phonemic awareness skills. Lastly, While studying communication disorders at Central Michigan University, I developed a strong interest in psychology and obtained a minor in this area. I am also a trained facilitator of Developing Capable Young People and have run several workshops for parents, teachers and school staff.
I encourage students to discover things on their own and to be aware of their level of personal effort. I also promote the development of personal awareness of students with regard to both their strengths and weaknesses. I model respectful communication and behaviors and encourage students to act in the same way.
Granted "Highly Effective" status for my 2012-2013 evaluation.
Attended Central Michigan University for BS degree in Communication Disorders and MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I also acquired a K-8 teaching certificate.
I thoroughly enjoy reading about intra- and interpersonal communication, nonviolent communication, the brain, learning styles, personality types, multiple intelligences, and etc. I am a lifelong learner who loves to collect quotes and gather wisdom. Visit my website: www.ListenThinkSpeak.org